Boris’s bid to ‘take back control’ in No 10 leaves Brexit all at sea

Boris Johnson’s dithering means the shape of Britain’s future relationship with the EU is still undecided, and and an internecine struggle enveloping Downing Street is only complicating matters

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
15th November, 2020
Boris’s bid to ‘take back control’ in No 10 leaves Brexit all at sea
Dominic Cummings and Boris Johnson: Cummings, the British prime minister’s chief adviser, is set to leave his position at the end of the year after an internal power battle. Picture: Getty

The gag going around Whitehall at the moment is that Boris Johnson has finally come good on his promise to “take back control”.

But rather than finally taking the reins of Britain’s destiny from those dastardly Brussels bureaucrats, the British prime minister appears to have spent the last week wresting power from Dominic Cummings, his chief adviser.

To the astonishment of outsiders, Downing Street collapsed into an internecine struggle at the...

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